Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:55 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:03 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:18 am
Posts: 1879
Location: Toronto, Canada
Here's another example of handmade brazed MTBs from the early 90s.

This is a 1993 Curtlo Mountaineer built by Doug Curtis in Santa Clarita, CA.

I've been looking for one of these for a long while and tried to pry two out of CA unsuccessfully. Finally three suddenly showed up on fleabay in a matter of weeks and I nabbed this one.

I'm not 100% sure if this is one of the frames Doug purpose built for the ActionTec fork. The previous owner said it had a manitou fork of some kind on it. Curtlos were some of the very first suspension adjusted MTBs. That rigid fork on it is suspension adjusted so it may get the call. It certainly matches the tubing well. I may need to track down an Action Tec fork.

Anyway - it needs a full repaint.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


Last edited by jimi911 on Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:26 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:56 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:37 am
Posts: 3191
Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
Really nice, great to see some fillet brazed goodness as they are pretty rare in the MTB world.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:37 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:29 pm
Posts: 3563
Location: peak district
8) thats looks very nice, i think it would look good with those forks colour matched. Have you decided on a colour yet? Look forward to seeing more pics :)

Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:05 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:18 am
Posts: 1879
Location: Toronto, Canada
Thanks ... still trying to get the BB out :|

I'm not sure on a colour. Curtlo did like wild colours, heavy annodizing, or both. I don't have any bikes with 3dv so I may go there.

I'll prob use that fork or a Manitou of some kind. Something chunky like the frame.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:30 am 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:18 am
Posts: 1879
Location: Toronto, Canada
My "cheap" investment got more $$$y with an ActionTec Ti BB that needed to be cut out by a pro.

I have a pretty cool Ringle/TNT/Avid 3dv group I've been hoarding. Thinking of tarting this up.

I can do almost any colour, combo, or scheme. It's. Blank slate. Any suggestions? What looks good with 3dv?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:24 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:29 pm
Posts: 3563
Location: peak district
Hmmm, i would be tempted to paint the frame a bright colour and spec all black components. If you need to use the 3dv then any colour would work, from bright yellows, think yeti builds, and lime green, to black and every colour inbetween :) i think a nice deep purple would look very nice, uh, am i being of any help :?: :facepalm:

Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:39 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:18 am
Posts: 1879
Location: Toronto, Canada
Hey it's all helpful. I've been looking at and saving images for ideas. I probably would go for a more classic build if I had t been to that well so often. I've got a few bright and black bikes, a turquoise one, and everything in between it seems. I don't think I have a 3dv part on any of my bikes so this will be new.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:33 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:29 pm
Posts: 3563
Location: peak district
A couple more ideas, you could have the frame and forks chromed, or commision a local artist to do his thing, maybe with airbrush? or could leave it bare and just laquer it considering how its made :)

Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:13 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:18 am
Posts: 1879
Location: Toronto, Canada
I've got a couple chrome clad bikes coming soon ... I hope. I am considering just the clear over the bare brazed frame, but I'm not sure how that would look sigh 3dv. I was also tossing the idea of a Shades style bit of art on the frame.

Also tossing around a Matt finish (greys or black), something with polka dots (yes Curtlo did that :lol: ) or maybe something with a bit of bright metallic purple splatter to catch the 3dv.

It can be wild. Early 90s Curtlos were pretty fun.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:29 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:18 am
Posts: 1879
Location: Toronto, Canada
Here's some examples of Curtlos.

Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 38 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group